High seas forecast

Issued by the Met Office at

For the period until

General synopsis

At 270000UTC, low 63 north 23 west 1007 losing its identity by 280000UTC. Low Fair Isle 1005 expected 63 north 15 west 1006 by same time. New low expected Tyne 1003 by that time. at 270000UTC, low 50 north 45 west 1015 expected 55 north 40 west 1014 by 280000UTC. High south Greenland 1023 expected 63 north 40 west 1025 by same time. New high expected 73 north 03 west 1021 by that time. at 270000UTC. High 42 north 33 west 1031 expected 41 north 34 west 1031 by 280000UTC

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

West or northwest 4 to 6. Moderate. Showers. Good.

Shannon

Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7. Moderate, becoming moderate or rough later. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Rockall

Cyclonic 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate, occasionally rough later in southwest. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Bailey

Variable 4 or less becoming north 3 to 5. Moderate. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Faeroes

Cyclonic 3 to 5. Moderate, occasionally slight. Rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

Cyclonic 3 to 5, occasionally 6. Moderate, occasionally slight. Rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

East Northern Section

Cyclonic 3 to 5, but 5 to 7 in west, becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6 in west. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in northeast. Occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

West Northern Section

In east

Northerly or northwesterly, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in east. Moderate or rough. Mainly fair. Good.

In west

Variable 4 or less, becoming easterly 4 or 5 in south. Slight or moderate. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

East Central Section

Northwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later in northeast, backing westerly 3 or 4 later in southwest. Moderate, becoming rough in northeast. Showers in northeast, otherwise fair, but occasional rain or showers later in west. Good, becoming moderate or poor later in west.

West Central Section

Cyclonic 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest. Slight or moderate becoming moderate. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog banks, moderate to very poor.

Denmark Strait

Northerly or northeasterly 4 to 6, but variable 4 or less in north and west. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far south. Occasional rain or drizzle and fog patches in east and later in far southwest. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in east and later in far southwest.

North Iceland

In north

Variable 4 or less. Slight. Occasional drizzle, fog banks, but fair in far northwest. Moderate to very poor, but good in far northwest.

In south

Easterly or northeasterly, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain, fog banks. Moderate to very poor.

Norwegian Basin

Cyclonic, mainly easterly or northeasterly, 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Fair in northeast, otherwise occasional rain or showers with fog patches developing to fog banks. Good in northeast, otherwise moderate to very poor.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Gales possible in Rockall and Southeast Iceland.

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